Saturday, January 24, 2015

FNSI and Little hexagons.....

Last night.....

 Wendy hosted FNSI ...... luckily for me it also co-incided with a sewing group at The Quilters Angel... hosted by Marion... with friends... and snacks.... and cake... and wine for those who would like a small indulgement of an evening ..... 


.... Some days previously .......

every now and then I have done a few hexagons to use in a project and these are the ones I have done recently

they are 1/2" little itsy bitsy things...


to keep them all in the order I wanted I used this little trick I picked up from somewhere on the web....

some two sided tape stuck to a bit of fabric.....


... peel off the top and add the hexies in the order I want....


.. and there we go.. they are not moving until I'm ready to sew them together....


These are for the next bit of my Times Gone By sampler 
(Helen from Hugs and Kisses)

these are the parts I've done this week
I did change the wording so there was less to write
(the recommendation was all the blurb about dates and who sewed it and where you are from etc...  but I'm lazy about sewing writing.... hmmmmm)


... and here they are all added on to the blocks so far
(this is 12 1/2" wide)



here it is closer to see the detail a bit easier

top half.....

... and the bottom....




.... back to present day.....

.... this is what I worked on last night .... the next section for the sampler ....

I had foundation pieced these little 3 1/2" baskets in the morning and they needed their little handles sewn on.....


.. and then I started on this 12 1/2" strip of cross stitch .....


...  of course you can't go into a shop to sew and not shop... so I got some larger hexagons to play with.....


... Righto, Gotto Go.... we have a long weekend here in Australia... it is Australia Day on Monday... so lamb on the BBQ, beer in the fridge....  The Quilters Angel have a 20% sale on all weekend.... I wonder if I should op around?  - for moral support of course

40 comments:

Cheryll said...

WOW... your project is gorgeous Fiona. Great tip too...if only I worked with hexies...but good for hexie lovers.
Happy Aussie Day...Oi Oi Oi

Julie said...

I like your tip! This would work any tiny bits we need to control. Very pretty wall hanging!

Chookyblue...... said...

nice projects..........have a nice weekend...............

Jeanette said...

Beautiful project Fiona. Love it. Hugs,xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona wow i love your work,its all fantastic and those hexies sure take time sewing together,enjoy your weekend my friend and that lamb on the Barbie is sounding pretty good,i am now off to do some shopping at the quilters angel,wink,lol.xx

Chantal said...

I love your little hexies and the neat way you keep them all aligned and behaving. The little baskets are ridiculously small and so cute. Enjoy the shopping, the sewing and the beer. :)

Susan said...

Lovely project you're working on. Such pretty detail, and of course I love your hexies.

Jane Galley said...

love hexagons, and the small ones are adorable. This is going to be a beautiful piece

marina said...

your hanging is progressing beautifully and I do like your alterations along the way.
have fun with those hexies...... you have tamed them perfectly.
And more hexies on the cards... have you turned to the dark side now?
happy days!

Karen S said...

The sampler is wonderful. So much tiny work!! I can see how gorgeous it will be and I do admire your patience!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful sampler...it is looking gorgeous! Love the baby hexies and cute baskets xx

kiwikid said...

Great idea with the double sided tape..those hexies are not going anywhere!!
Your sampler is beautiful!
Have a great Australia Day!

Jennifer said...

Of course you should support your local shop......double sided tape is a good idea, not just for hexies!

Susan said...

O M Gosh - 2 1/2 " ??? but s very pretty... IM sure you popped around for moral- and maybe financial support??

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful.....

Chrissie said...

Such sweet little hexies and a brilliant idea using the tape. Love your project too, enjoy your long weekend and I'm sure your support was greatly appreciated xcx

Allie said...

Very smart idea using the tape, Fiona! Gorgeous project. Love your teeny baskets, those are so cute.

wish2stitch said...

Your appliqué is lovely. Nice project.

Maria said...

Sweet little hexies and I love those blocks.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

This is a beautiful sampler, and such TINY pieces! Just lovely!
Have a wonderful holiday!

Lyn said...

lots of lovely things in progress..that is a great tip for keeping your hexagons in order

Helen said...

Very cute hexies love your sampler and what a great tip with the double sided tape for the hexies, thanks for sharing.

Janet said...

The sampler quilt is lovely so far. Thanks for the tip on the hexies! Lamb on the bbq sounds delicious...

Katherine said...

SO many stunning projects and I love your hexie idea too.

Katherine said...

SO many stunning projects and I love your hexie idea too.

Sisbabestitches said...

Fiddly diddly, well done on playing so well with itty bitty bits :) Your sampler is looking gorgeous- really like your choice of wording- it seems on a rare occasion babble gets in the way ;)

clares craftroom said...

You've been so productive! Yes I think maybe you should pop into the shop just for moral support of course :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love those Hugs & Kisses blocks Fiona! Oh yes you should pop around and offer support in the sale lol!

Anthea said...

oh you know I love those little hexy's... glad you got some 'bigger' ones... very gorgeous stitching there Fiona x

Dawn said...

It looks like you have the hexie bug, I've avoided it so far but it seems very contagious. Your sampler looks amazing, so much stitching in such a little space.

Christine M said...

Your sampler is gorgeous, Fiona. I love your little baskets.

Sheila said...

I love your sampler , just stunning ! Great tip for the hexies too . Enjoy Aussie Day . Hugs Sheila

Lin said...

Your sampler is so pretty Fiona - it's going to be really lovely. Happy shopping. xx

edith csokmay said...

You sampler is gorgeous !!! Congratulations on the finish :)

barb's creations said...

Love the idea on how to corral your hexie's must try it next time I play with them. Lovely projects you've been working on, the colours you're using for all your blocks are beautiful :) Barb.

Ondrea said...

I have been doing hexies for years and never knew about that handy hint. Thankyou! Your hexie project looks amazing, quite inspiring really. Love your baskets. So many things on the go, just like us all hehehe.

Käthe said...

Deine Hexagons sind zauberhaft !
So schöne Stoffe !
So ein schöner Wandbehang !
Toll !
Liebe Grüße
Käthe

Elyte said...

Lots of lovely hexagons on show. I saw that post about the hexies on tape and thought it was brilliant.

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Fiona,
beautiful sampler, have fun at Australian Day today.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Charlie and Wendy said...

Just catching up after holidays, and, Wow, this quilt is looking gorgeous. I love the soft colours you are using. Hugs Wendy

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